Mircea Goia

My name is Mircea Goia. I was born and raised in Romania (Eastern Europe) and have been living in the United States since 2005. I work mainly as a web developer, web consultant and startup advisor while sharing interests in Internet, entrepreneurship, filmmaking (producing/directing), photography and traveling. Involved in Cinely.com and RomanianStartups.com.

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Filming in Romania

Published December 11, 2013

NOTE: This article¬†was published first by me¬†on Quora.com on Jul 21, 2011. Last updated was in¬†Dec 2014.   As it happens with the IT industry where a lots of jobs gets outsourced, the same happens –

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Startup scene in Phoenix, Arizona – what I have found since living here (2011)

Published September 8, 2013

NOTE: This article was originally written in 2010 for Techcrunch (not published) and published in 2011 on Quora.com. It needs a serious update, which I don’t have time to do. ************************************ In my opinion, as an

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What can do an aspiring filmmaker who is trying to self learn the skill while working in some other field for living?

Published June 10, 2013

I was always watching movies since childhood. I even kept a list of movies I saw¬†until it became too big. Then, 8 years ago I started to think: I like movies quite a lot…why couldn’t

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How to run a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for your movie project

Published September 7, 2012

As an indie filmmaker the main obstacle in making our movies is the money. A good chunk of our time is spent raising money (applying for grants, talking to investors and distributors, finding other

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The golden core team of Paypal (so-called “Paypal Mafia”)

Published August 19, 2012

There was a question on Quora.com (a site where I answered a lot to lots of questions): “Who are the top 3 most influential tech entrepreneurs (or teams) in each decade the 80’s, 90’s

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What is the best order of operations for building a website?

Published July 9, 2012

After mulling on the idea and getting sure it has legs (that includes a bit of customer development) this is what I would do. Of course, this is a general idea, particular cases needs to

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Finding a technical co-founder for your startup

Published June 2, 2012

Here are some places where you can find a co-founder (technical or not).   Linkedin.com Do you have a profile there? Do you have tech people in your network? If yes you can take a look at

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How feasible is it to shoot a feature film on prosumer DSLRs?

Published May 20, 2012

The latest developments in the DSLR cameras shows that it’s quite cost effective to shoot a movie using them. Here are some examples: – Reverie by Vincent Laforet – Vincent Laforet blog ¬†(well known photographer) – Making of

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Starting in web development

Published May 13, 2012

There are two parts in web development/programming: – the front-end (what the browser is displaying to the user) – the back-end (what happens before the browser is displaying the results to the user) Each of these sections

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Filmmaking Resources

Published April 9, 2012

Quora.com, the¬†‚Äúcontinually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it‚ÄĚ where I joined sometime ago has also a quite strong filmmaking community (screenwriters, directors, actors, crew), besides

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